Quintessentially Travel suggests the top five destinations and hotels to flee to this summer.
North Island, Seychelles
Soak up the sun this summer by lying on a beach and take in the beauty of a private paradise at the exclusive North Island Resort. Amongst the largest of the villas in the Indian Ocean they boast expansive and uncluttered indoor and outdoor living space, a private plunge pool and dedicated butler service. Dining is also a personalised experience here from enjoying a gourmet picnic on the beach to relaxing outside the wine cellar.
This place is perfect for honeymooners where one can cuddle up with a loved one, a bottle of champagne and chocolate truffles and enjoy a movie night in the comfort of that private villa. Travelling with kids? Well then grab a family film selection and some popcorn for a fun night in.
Singita Sabi Sand, South Africa
Journey onto the plains of South Africa and stay at the stunning Singita Sabi Sand, the ultimate in safari luxury and prime area to view the Big Five in their natural habitat.
Their two magnificent lodges overlook the Sand River, each with private pool and game viewing deck, spacious interiors, fireplace, en-suite bathroom and inside and outside shower. There are also gym and health spa facilities to use between game drives and authentic Boma dinners and guided tastings of premium South African wines to enjoy with a partner.
Il Salviatino, Florence, Italy
Perched within the hills of Fiesole with spectacular views of Florence and the Tuscan hillside, this 15th century villa has been completely restored to its original splendour. Located just 10 minutes outside Florence city centre, this beautiful property offers the perfect balance between traditional and modern. With spectacular Italian gardens, restored to their original beauty; a fine dining restaurant, which captures the true essence of Italian cuisine and is a haven for gourmet enthusiasts.
The Oberoi Bali, Indonesia
The Oberoi has made its mark on the landscape of Bali, sitting across 15 acres of beautiful beach. With rooms decorated in the traditional culture and a state of the art spa, anyone will feel like they have walked into paradise, leaving one invigorated by the experience. The Bamboo Signature cocktail made from Bacardi, gin, triple sec and tropical fruit juice also fits perfectly with the surroundings as the sun goes down.
Abama Golf & Spa Resort, Tenerife, Spain
The perfect escape from the usual family routine is Abama Golf resort & Spa, family friendly and also great options just for mum and dad. There are endless dining options from Michelin Star fine dining at M.B, a relaxed lunch at the ocean-front Beach Club or even a romantic meal at the outdoor terrace of El Mirador to watch the sunset over a fresh seafood dinner.